Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday Sep 27, 2006 on CBS

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  • The test of the morality of a society is what it does to its children.

    Kid holding up a toy soldier to the camera. This is Jack, he will protect me. Can I come out now, I’ll be a good boy…
    Katie, “Peter’s” back. She gets back into the chatroom and chats with HUGZ, pretending she has an interest in the boy, and then she gets sent to a URL
    http://209.2334.310.112/ (doesn’t exist unless I made a typo copying it) where a live video of the boy is showing, with a clock counting down. It’s an auction. Call Aaron Hotchner.
    The chatroom was hosted by a web company in Cleveland, OH
    Reid’s got new glasses, and Elle’s got quite a drastic haircut. It’s been 4 months since she got shot. She’s desperate to get back to work, and gets the choice between either going with Reid, or going home.

    The test of the morality of a society is what it does to its children.

    Katie’s scared to fly ;) funny scene.
    There are 2 types of kidnappers/child molesters.
    Situational – they take advantage of a situation when it presents itself, rarely seek them out.
    Preferential – they target specific types, and very often have jobs that allow easy access to children.

    This unsub obviously falls under “preferential”. He has had the boy for a year, and now he’s selling him off, he must be losing interest.

    FBI is at the chat room hosting company to get access to their database. Garcia finds HUGZ credit card, and a video of another child….
    But that turns out to be “HUGZ” himself, trying to get money to get by since his dad left him.
    I laughed at all the creeps collectively logging off instantly when the FBI came storming in with their guns drawn.
    Mehtevas ( too bad I instantly turned that around…) 10 hours left until the auction ends.
    They notice the “room” has no door, so he must have built a room around him.
    HUGZ arranges a F2F ( face to face ) with Mehtevas, at an elementary school.
    Turns out Mehtevas is the principle there ( ewwww!) with a doctorate in child psychology. And he doesn’t seem to have a PC…that’s weird ! Reid genius as he is finally reverses Methevas as well ( and needs a pen to do so, OK, it looks nice, but come on ;)!)
    And they find a laptop locked away in a drawer. Mehtevas claims it’s for research.. yeah.. right. When the evidence claims differently he still tries to wriggle himself out of his own mess. Yes, he bid 8000 for “Peter”, but he was only trying to save him, and HUGZ, and .. Of course no one believes him.
    Meanwhile his arrest is all over the news, causing the countdown video to get pulled off.
    404 page not found. The unsub knew what Mehtevas looked like and knew he was busted… He also knows Katie is back on his case after she nearly caught him last year. But a smart ( but not very believable….) move from the FBI’s site has him put the video back up again. 1 hour left. The boy is changing clothes and they notice a Tadpoles shirt. They track down the church it was run from but hey got dispended 6 months ago. They do find a picture there of Tadpole boys, and later at the school they find the identity of the missing boy on the video. They also find the identity of the unsub. Michael Earlson, who was just about to drive off in his van with the kid in a large toolbox on wheels in his trunk.
    Katie – maybe it’s time to get out…but she can’t anymore.
    The boy was taken from his home when he was 1, his toy soldiers name is Jack..his mothers name is Jacky ( *blink 1 tear away now* )
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